Using Descriptive Writing in our Personal Narratives


Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls

In the selection By the Shores of Silver Lakewe learn that Laura’s sister is blind.  Laura must “see out loud” for her sister Mary. Laura describes everything that she sees in great detail so that Mary can “see” in her mind’s eye what Laura sees.

A writer can do the same thing for his/her readers.  Descriptive writing vividly portrays a person, place, or thing in such a way that the reader can visualize (see in the mind’s eye) the topic and enter into the writer’s experience.

This week, we are writing our final drafts for our first personal narrative.  A personal narrative tells the true story of what happened to you.  Personal narratives provide great opportunities for descriptive writing.  Click here for a Personal Narrative Sample Paper.

We will use descriptive writing to bring our narratives to life in the reader’s mind.  Click here for our Personal Narrative Evaluation Rubric.

Please check back soon to read our personal narratives and enjoy our use of descriptive language.

Students’ Personal Narratives


5 responses »

  1. I like your story a lot because it had lot of good word and I even learned a lot of words. My friend liked it a lot because the book had good words and they learned a lot because the teacher asked them lots of the words and they liked it and they answered the thing the teacher told them what to answer they answer it find they like it a lot because they have the book at their home and they read it a lot at their home and they like it a lot and they read it to their family and their family like it a lot they read it to them every time to there kid.THE END

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